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ETP402 - University-To-Work Transition

Unit details


2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Edwina El Hachem

Campus contact:

Coby Beatson (Burwood (Melbourne))

Dianne Toe (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Vivienne Stevens (Warrnambool)


Students must have passed ETP401 & must have passed four units in ETP101, ETP102, ETP201, ETP301, ETP302, ETS301, ETS302


Students must be enrolled in course E359.

Incompatible with:

EEP402, EEP403

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 20 day professional experience placement.


This capstone unit provides students with the opportunity to integrate their knowledge and skills with their teacher beliefs, values and practices from their course and professional experience. The students will complete a review of their studies and present their learning to the cohort in small groups. The capstone enables students to explicitly demonstrate what they have learned throughout their degree. They will: produce a critical reflection on their practice drawing on theoretical and practical knowledge and construct a showcase portfolio as further evidence of their own learning. The content prepares them for the transition to the workplace and the profession. The capstone requires students to select and design an investigation into a topic relevant to them as emerging professionals to support their ongoing engagement with the profession.  This unit includes a professional experience placement during which the pre-service teacher will: plan a unit of work/whole class program using an appropriate format for extended planning as discussed with supervising teachers; teach a whole class for at least two lessons a day leading to full control for an extended period; become fully involved in the life and operations of the school, as per a beginning teacher. At the conclusion of this placement, the supervising teacher will complete a report and indicate whether the pre-service teacher is 'Ready to Teach'.


AT1: Review of Past Learning, Oral Presentation 15 Minutes, (30%)

AT2: Showcase Portfolio (30%)

AT3: Professional Development Project Equivalent to 1600 words (40%)

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

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